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WHO AR 2015 - ZambiaWHO Zambia - Annual Report 2015

The year 2015 was quite eventful not only for the WHO Country Of ce, but the health sector at large. The WHO Country Of ce celebrated its

Golden Jubilee which highlighted WHO’s contribution to improving health in Zambia and its commitment to supporting the country in addressing current and emerging health challenges. The Regional Director for the WHO African Region, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti who was present in the country during the Golden Jubilee celebration reassured government of WHO’s commitment to strengthening health systems and capacities for responding to emergencies in countries.

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  • National Voluntary Counselling and Testing Day commemorated on 30th June in Zambia under the theme “HIV testing: Key to reaching 90-90-90 target” Lusaka, 12 July 2016 – The National HIV Voluntary Counselling and Testing Day is commemorated each year in Zambia on 30 June since 2006. The VCT Day provides a platform for the whole nation, provinces and districts with the opportunity to create awareness about HIV and to increase access to information and HIV testing services.  VCT is an important entry point to HIV prevention, care, treatment and support. When people know their status they will be able to make informed…
  • WHO Country Office signs a financing agreement with African Development Bank (ADB) on leveraging mobile technology to improve access to basic health services Lusaka, June 6, 2016 – On 19th May 2016, the World Health Organisation Country Office signed a financing agreement with the African Development Bank (ADB) on  leveraging mobile technology to improve access to basic health services in Zambia. Through this agreement, the ADB will provide WHO a grant  amounting to US$ 385,000  to support the Ministry of Health in  implementation of the Mhealth initiative. The Mhealth  programme is a component of a global WHO-International Telecommunications Union (ITU) joint initiative, Mobile Health for…
  • The Commemoration of World Malaria Day 2016 in Zambia Lusaka, 30 May 2016 - The commemoration of the World Malaria Day (WMD) 2016 in Zambia was held on 25th April, 2016 in Katete District, Eastern Province at Vulamukoko Rural Health Centre. The theme for the commemoration was “End Malaria for Good”. The theme is reflective of the vision of a world free from malaria as provided in the Global Malaria Strategy for Malaria 2016-2030. While Zambia has made significant progress in reducing malaria-related deaths in the last five years from 6,684 in 2010 to 2,397 in 2015,…
  • Highlights of the commemoration of the World Health Day in Zambia Lusaka, 8th April 2016 - The World Health Day was commemorated in Zambia on 7th April under the theme  “Beat Diabetes” in Shibuyunji, one of the rural districts in Lusaka Province. The major highlights of the event were the official launch of the First “WHO Global Report on Diabetes” by the  Acting Minister of Health, Honourable Joseph Katema and the handover of 12,000 copies of the National Non-Communicable Diseases Strategic Plan for 2013-2016 by the WHO Representative, Dr. Jacob Mufunda…
  • Zambia commemorates World Tuberculosis Day under the theme "Unite to End TB" Lusaka, 29th March 2016 - Zambia joined the rest of the international community to commemorate World TB Day under the theme “Unite to end TB.” The official launch of the commemorative activities took place in Ndola district on the copperbelt province on 23rd March 2016. The Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Chitalu Chilufya was the Guest of Honour. In his statement to mark the World TB Day, Dr. Chilufya said that Zamia had a high TB burden of 638 per 100,000 population as indicated…

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